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TGIF: QOTweekend

If you could choose anyone (anyone at all: dead, alive, famous, family, friend, neighbour..) to be at your birth who would you choose?

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I honestly don't think I would want anyone other than DH...

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I'd want Ina May Gaskin. She is awesome! She has an open invitation to any labour and delivery of mine.

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dang it Alison, that was going to be my pick when I first read it!

My DH honestly is the one person in the world that has a very calming effect on me (I'm a very high strung person normally except when my DH is around, he settles me). He's my sanity in life and it really does help during labor to have him close to me. I just wish he was a little more comfortable in the position of Doula LOL because while he is very calming to me I know he doesn't always feel like he's a big help even though HE IS!!! I need nice calm people around when I'm laboring (I'm sure everyone does).

But as long as I'm thinking about it I'm thinking it would be awesome to have Aerosmith there to give me some good tunes to jam to during labor Biggrin

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"momW" wrote:

dang it Alison, that was going to be my pick when I first read it!

My DH honestly is the one person in the world that has a very calming effect on me (I'm a very high strung person normally except when my DH is around, he settles me). He's my sanity in life and it really does help during labor to have him close to me. I just wish he was a little more comfortable in the position of Doula LOL because while he is very calming to me I know he doesn't always feel like he's a big help even though HE IS!!! I need nice calm people around when I'm laboring (I'm sure everyone does).

But as long as I'm thinking about it I'm thinking it would be awesome to have Aerosmith there to give me some good tunes to jam to during labor Biggrin

to the first bold: you can have more than one! Biggrin Its your birth, invite whoever you like (the 2-person hospital rule doesn't apply in this scenerio! hehe)

to the second bold: LOL! That's awesome I can just see Steven Tyler rocking out to "Sweet Emotion" while you're in transition! haha

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"azin_may" wrote:

to the first bold: you can have more than one! Biggrin Its your birth, invite whoever you like (the 2-person hospital rule doesn't apply in this scenerio! hehe)

to the second bold: LOL! That's awesome I can just see Steven Tyler rocking out to "Sweet Emotion" while you're in transition! haha

I meant he's about the only person I could handle during labor, he's just the only person that has the effect on me that I need and crave during labor, calmness is the only word I can think of but it's more than that really. He's the one person who's eyes I can look into and really know that everything is okay and trust completely that everything will be okay, serenity is another word that comes to mind that describes me around him. There's a blogger that I read (that I highly recommend to EVERYONE, she's so freaking funny!), she described her husband as her "gravity" and that's how mine is to me. (http://barefootfoodie.com/ you will laugh.....a lot, if you don't laugh at her, then you probably don't get me a lot of the time either LOL)

ROFL "Sweet Emotion" in transition would be perfect! When I had Clara "Bad Day" played while I was pushing. All I could think was yep, perfect song for this contraction. I still smile every time I hear that song.

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I don't really have anyone I'd want for the actual birth, but for after...I'd love my Grandma to be there. :0) She'd love it.

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Hmmmm... Im kind of like jsmad - not in the room at least but I would love for my brother (who passed away at 23 in 2006) to be at the hospital to meet his nieces (he never met DD#2 either) and his nephew. As for music - not so much an Aerosmith fan LOL I think I would want something smooth like Neyo or Usher Wink

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While I wouldn't want my grandfather there for the actual L&D (I would love him in the next room or at least in the area), I am making an effort to bring his energy in because it breaks my heart he won't be here to meet his great grand-daughter. He passed away when I was going through my "troubled years" and never got my meet my husband or see how my life totally turned around. So my grandmother has these popsicle holders he used to always use to make kool-aid popsicles when I would come visit. So my grandmother is passing them on to me and I will be sure to have kool-aid popsicles available during my L&D to help keep me hydrated. I will also be adding some Sinatra to my birth playlist for him. The other day I was listening to "Unforgettable" while driving and got this flash of my labor and how much i was looking forward to seeing our little girl...I had to pull over because I started sobbing! When I told my grandmother about my popsicle plans, she almost lost it. I could tell it meant a lot to her and that meant even more to me!

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I really don't want anyone other than DH and my mom... I don't want my dad in for the actual delivery; but, I really hope he makes it in time to meet his grandson (he works away and might not be able to get the time off around my due date)!

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I would want my mom there for the birth and my grandma and grandpa afterwards. This will actually be the first baby born in my family that my grandma and grandpa won't be there for. My grandma just passed in February and my grandpa in 2008.

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I don't think I would want anyone extra either. I would love it if my deceased sister could be there to meet the baby, but she passed away almost 15 years ago. My DH will be just what I want and need in this labour and delivery. I have had two sisters there before, and my mom before, but this time around I just want it to be DH and I.